Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always painful.
If you have spontaneous tooth pain, discomfort that lingers for more than 15 seconds when you drink something hot or cold, pain when you bite down or chew, a partially swollen face, then you are possibly experiencing symptoms that require root canal therapy.
When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess may form.
If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This cannot only injure your jawbones, but it is detrimental to your overall health. Without the proper treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.
One of our doctors will diagnose the problem and evaluate need for root canal therapy or alternatives. Many times, we are able to address the tooth early enough to avoid need for a root canal.
We recommend that you call (210) 971-8989 immediately if you are experiencing pain or any other the symptoms discussed.